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seen the assault weapons ban come and go. >> the nra's number one -- this myth that the nra can destroy political careers is just not true. >> it not a myth that after the assault weapons ban was passed, there was a huge political price for democrats to pay. and nearly 20 years later, they don't want to touch the issue. >> it is true that they lost a lot of seats then t cause and effect isn't quite so clear. and what happened then isn't what happens now. if 27 people killed, to children, if this isn't enough to change the mentality, the saipsyc psych ke of the american public. >> we have this assault rifle, the pistol, the semi-automatic pistols, the 9 millimeters, but we're also learning that these weapons were found and legally purchased by his mother, at her home. she lives in a rural area and had them for self-defense. >> i can't tell you if you stopped people who have psychiatric problems, who have criminal records who have substance abuse problems, who are minors, if you ever stopped any of them from guy buying a gun, that this particular event would not take place. this is just o
people agree on this issue much more than our leaders in congress. i mean 74% of nra members and gun owners support having background checks for all gun sales. right now, only 40 -- sorry, 60% of gun sales take place with a background check. so we have huge disagreement there among gun owners, nongun owners, blue states, red states, we need to see that sort of agreement on capitol hill. the people are there, we need to follow the will of the people. >> i do think sometimes there's a tremendous chasm on how guns are viewed in places like chicago, new york and california, how they're viewed in versus how they're viewed in places like i'm from in south carolina, or in rural places like newtown, connecticut. >> i think it's true that there is some disagreement, but what i'm saying is there's also a lot of agreement and a lot of things that we can do which would save a lot of lives, because another thing that we have to do, a massacre like this, causes us all to confront the specter of gun violence that happens every day, often in shootings that don't make the national news. so we need to
by the nra? >> well, i would imagine that there are members who are trying to get a 100% score from the nra, which is then used to campaign, raise money against a person who does not have the 100%. but i -- i really think that the overwhelming majority of americans are sane and they are interested in seeing that this at lee is minimized. this kind of mindless act is minimized. but look, as painful for me it is to say there are individuals no in congress who may believe it is time to ban assault weapons but who might not want to do it because they don't want the barrage of nra money and opposition coming in their direction. >> glad you said that congressman clear. i want to thank you for your concerned and your time. >> good to be one. >> thank you. >>> next up, new information on the mother of the gunman and the cache of weapons she kept in their house. for those with visions of doing this... ...this... ...and this, dancing in their heads... ...we have these. home depot gift cards. give the gift of doing, in-store or online. military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military l
in the way, all in the pocket of the nra. >> susan. >> well, there have been -- i was just look at the coalition to stop gun violence, supposedly 65 mass shootings in the past couple years. one every three months is the number they're putting out. the interesting thing here, though, you're right, congress rarely will do anything about it, because it divides them so badly, even after a big shooting, like columbine, they really couldn't move anything. only minor things can get through. what i think might happen this time, i honestly think there will be an torte put gun control legislation forward. in fact, i would be shocked if they didn't -- if something wasn't put for word after this. this really will give momentum to gun control advocates. i'm not sure they're going to move on anything on banning semiautomatic or automatic weapons. what you are going to see is more likely some kind of control on who can get guns, because if you look at the connector between these big shootings, gabby giffords in arizona, aurora, colorado, and today, friday, what happened in connecticut, what yo
extremes here, the nra, whose philosophy is if you can see lightning and hear thunder you should get a gun and a liberal who thinks we're going to get rid of 300 million guns. >> during the colorado shooting, the theatre massacre. i went, in 20 minutes was able to buy an ar-15 and all the ammunition that went along with it by just showing a driver's license and feeling out a paper work. >> that's not the problem, a symptom of the problem. americans are scared today, too. when you turn on the tv and every other minute we're listening to shootings in movie theatres, you're wondering can you bring your children to a movie theatre. christmas time you think your family and children are safe at malls. school, texas a&m, virginia tech. now in grammar school. what's happening is we're affecting the psyche of the average american. and what they're doing is nay ear knee-jerk reacting by going out and acquiring this tool that they think is going to keep them safe, which in theory it will with proper training, which very few people are receiving except us in law enforcement. >> and there are two diffe
militias. the n.r.a., and other groups further to the right have independerred fear in the average gun owner. in large parts of america, the gun is a way of life. the left wants to take the hunting rifle your uncle tommy gave you and you were 14. once we establish there is a constitutional right to bear arms, we should have the right to admit that no amendment is absolute. after all, the first amendment has limitations. you can't falsely scream "fire" in a crowded theater. we have limits on libel and pornography. well the kinds of things like the brady law, assault weapons ban, limitations to clips, making sure mentally unstable people don't get guns, do not interfere with the fundamental right, but at the same time make us safer. every amendment should have some balance and some limitation. and if together we can come to the middle on that, maybe we can make some real progress instead of each side being off in their corner, one side saying ban guns, get rid of guns, and the other side saying don't you touch anything about guns. >> schieffer: what should the president do? >> well, the
guns. the nra should stop, they won't. we should stop them from being enablers of mass murder. >> being the national rifle association. congressman, thanks very much for your perspective. >> thank you. >> jerriey edjerry. >>> former chief economist at the u.s. sentencing commission and author of the third edition of the book "more guns, less crimes." thank you very much for coming in. i'll give you a chance to respond. the united states has a lot more murders, you just heard from congressman nadler. he said it's because there are so many guns that are so easiil available out there. >> well, you look at the murder rates in the other countries whether if be germany he just mentioned or others and they had lower murder rates relative to the united states before they had the gun control laws. when britain, other countries, ireland, jamaica, other places imposed gun bans, murder rates went up. americans have seen that in places like chicago and washington, d.c. every place in the world that we have crime data both before and after a gun ban has gone into effect, every single place has seen a
, ground zero for the nra but further to the right of gun owners of america. it's a part of our culture. i was raised in a household with guns. my mother later on when she was a widow, had guns. my father was my first hero. and i describe in the piece, i think, for the first time publicly, how he was murdered. and it was not an ak-47. it was not a bushmaster. it was a 22, four bullets to the head. 20 years later, my brother krystofer, we're just a few months apart in age, he was murdered in a remarkably similar fashion. both of them were gun owners. neither of them had an opportunity to defend themselves. they were ambushed. so as a growing person and joining the marine corp, we were taught, everything about weaponry there is. i left the marine corp and have owned a gun nearly every day since. one, because i was a single mother. and with small children in a home and just me and not living in the most desirable neighborhood, i slept near the front door. i was raised in east st. louis and sleeping near the front door was a thank you did. so i did that with a gun under the cushion of the couc
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